Bioenergy is a critical part of the net zero energy transformation globally. Various scenarios and pathways show the need for rapid scale-up of biomass technologies in all end-use sectors. How bioenergy technologies can contribute to the net zero and renewable energy commitments around the world is the topic of an upcoming webinar by the World Bioenergy Association (WBA), the third in its 2023 Spring webinar series.
One of the primary end-use sectors with a great need for bioenergy is residential and industrial heat.
In the residential sector, biomass can be utilized either at homes or communities directly via boilers and stoves as well as providing renewable heat through district heating systems. In the industrial sector, as companies are planning a phase-out of gas and oil, biomass solutions are offering ideal solutions, said Dr Christian Rakos, President of WBA.
Biomass can be converted in multiple ways to produce energy. It involves a multitude of technologies such as combustion, gasification, anaerobic digestion (AD), fermentation, and transesterification to mention a few to produce heat, electricity as well as fuels, materials, and chemicals.
To produce heat, primary conversion methods include combustion and gasification. The feedstock can be either combusted directly to release heat or converted to a powdered form or in a gaseous state.
The end use of energy from biomass combustion could be for a variety of industries including greenhouses, district heating, process steam for textiles, food, and beverages to mention a few.
The third free-to-attend WBA webinar in the Spring webinar series, ‘Technologies for efficient conversion of biomass to heat and power’, will be held on Zoom, and take place on June 22, 2023, at 11.00 CET.
Speakers include WBA member companies who are experts in boilers and gasification systems.
They will share their perspectives on the latest developments in biomass-to-energy conversion, highlight improvements in conversion efficiency, and flue gas cleaning, and share case studies from projects implemented from around the world – ranging from a few kW to large-scale MW projects.